Post harvest Treatment Market : Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment | Key players-JBT, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Nufarm, AgroFresh, Bayer AG, BASF

The Post-Harvest Treatment Market is projected to reach USD 3.1 billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 7.7%.These treatments offer economic advantages like reduced food waste, increased earnings, and better market access. They open doors for exporting exotic fruits like avocados, dragon fruits, and jackfruit, making the business both sustainable and lucrative!

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Post-Harvest Treatment Market Report Dynamics:

Drivers: Increasing need to reduce post-harvest losses

Fruits and vegetables are two of the most important dietary commodities consumed worldwide. They are also perishable, making them more vulnerable to post-harvest losses. Post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables are caused by a variety of reasons, including physical, physiological, and mechanical circumstances, as well as cleanliness. These horticulture crops have a high metabolic rate, which results in a shorter shelf life than other crops. As a result, certain losses occur between harvest and eating of these crops. Fruits and vegetables are vulnerable to abiotic and biotic stressors, resulting in significant losses after harvest owing to bacteria, insects, moisture loss, and respiration. External influences, on the other hand, such as exposure to oxygen and carbon dioxide, and increased ethylene levels also lead to losses of fruits and vegetables.

Restraints: Lack of infrastructure and improper post-harvest handling

Mechanisation of practises such as harvesting, handling, and processing to adapt to weather conditions, production practises, management decisions, transportation facilities, grading issues, infrastructure, consumer preferences/attitudes, and the availability of financial markets are all part of post-harvest handling. Because of inappropriate crop management, losses occur at each level of post-harvest processing.

For example, losses occur during steps such as drying, storage, and chemical application in less-developed and emerging nations when the supply chain is not entirely mechanized. One of the primary problems limiting market expansion is a lack of infrastructure and understanding in emerging countries about how to protect fruits and vegetables after harvesting. This is the case in emerging regions such as Asia Pacific, Africa, and South America.

Opportunities in the Post-Harvest Treatment industry: Development of organic and bio-based post-harvest products

Post-harvest treatment of fruits and vegetables using environmentally friendly technologies is a developing field. Growing consumer desire for higher food quality and safety, as well as a greater emphasis on maintaining healthy diets, are boosting demand for organic food items. Demand for organic fruits and vegetables is large in established countries such as North America and Europe, and is rising in other developing regions such as Asia Pacific. While traditional fruits and vegetables have remained consistent, demand for organic fruits and vegetables is predicted to increase rapidly in the future years. Organic fruits and vegetables necessitate chemical-free and environmentally friendly post-harvest treatment procedures.

Challenges: Low awareness of post-harvest losses and product applications

Farmers, particularly in underdeveloped nations, are less aware of the advantages of post-harvest treatment. Farmers’ perceptions of these compounds must shift in order for them to obtain knowledge. This will have a significant impact on the market dynamics for post-harvest treatment goods. Farmers and other stakeholders, such as distributors and merchants, face challenges due to a lack of understanding. knowledge programs are needed in the Asia Pacific area to raise knowledge about the cost of investment in post-harvest treatment and post-harvest losses in countries such as India, Iran, and Cambodia.

Africa is estimated to be the fastest growing region during the study period

Africa’s population is rapidly growing, as is the need for food. This increases pressure on farmers to produce more food while also creating opportunities for businesses to help reduce post-harvest losses. Farmers in Africa are finding it easier to sell their wares as market access increases. Farmers are less likely to lose crops if they can sell them quickly, which reduces post-harvest losses. Furthermore, the private sector is investing in Africa’s post-harvest economy. This is done by companies who create and commercialize post-harvest technologies, as well as those that provide storage and transportation services and hence it is projected to foster at a higher rate in the post-harvest treatment market growth.

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Top post-harvest treatment companies in the industry include JBT (US), Syngenta Crop Protection AG (Switzerland), Nufarm (Australia), AgroFresh (US), Bayer AG (Germany), BASF (Germany), Citrosol (Spain), Hazel Technologies, Inc. (US), Lytone Enterprise, Inc. (Taiwan), and Shandong Aoweite Biotechnology Co., Ltd (China), among others. Their contributions to research and development, as well as the adoption of advanced technologies, play a vital role in driving the market’s growth and meeting the increasing demand for effective post-harvest treatments worldwide.